Art Museum and Gallery Practice, MPrac, Master

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • 13315
    Tuition (Full programme)
    5665
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English
    Language
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

You will study a blend of theory with work-based placements to extend and complement your Art Museum and Gallery Studies MA. It is the first course of its kind anywhere to offer this blend of learning.

Staff:

You will have input from professional and academic experts with substantial experience of working in the museum sectors in various countries.

The course is based in the School of Arts and Cultures. It is also affiliated with the International Centre for Cultural and Heritage Studies (ICCHS), a leading academic centre for research and teaching in museum, gallery, and heritage studies. ICCHS has a thriving, high-profile interdisciplinary research community made up of postgraduate research students and experienced academic researchers who are key figures in their fields.

Delivery:

We are based at our city centre campus with work placements or work related-projects usually taking place off campus. Part time study consists of the same modules and options as in the full time course, but spread over a longer period.

Placements:

After completing your Art Museum and Gallery Studies MA in year 1, you will supervised and mentored through a 36-week work placement in year 2. Placements can be in the UK or abroad, depending upon availability. We will set up the placement for you, based on the submission of a project agreed between you, your tutor and the placement host organisation.

Previous cohorts of students have undertaken placements with:
  • BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art
  • Beamish North of England Open Air Museum
  • Great North Museum: Hancock
  • Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums
  • Victoria and Albert Museum, London
  • Victoria Tunnel
Facilities:

You have access to top quality facilities with Media, Culture and Heritage and across the University, including:

  • the Great North Museum: Hancock, which is located on campus and houses the collections that previously made up the Hancock Museum, the Shefton Museum of Greek Art and Archaeology (an internationally-renowned collection of over 1,000 Greek and Etruscan artefacts), and the Museum of Antiquities
  • the Hatton Gallery. Located on campus, the Gallery has been at the heart of cultural life in the North East since the early twentieth century
  • libraries and e-resources
  • the Language Resource Centre, which is a specialist language facility providing free access to self-study materials in 50 languages
  • computing facilities with access to relevant databases and over 1,400 fully networked PCs
  • the Gertrude Bell Archive.

Programme Structure

  • See Prospectus online.

Detailed Programme Facts

    • Started in

      • There is no deadline for this start date.

      Dates reflect the university's timezone.

  • Duration full-time 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
  • Intensity Flexible
  • Duration part-time 48 months

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Academic Requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or an international equivalent, in:

•fine art

•craft

•design

•art history

You don't have to have a full degree in an art-related subject, but you should have studied modules in:

•art history

•art theory and/or fine art

•craft

•design

We will also consider your application if you have non-standard qualifications and/or relevant professional experience in the museum, gallery and heritage sectors.

If you have borderline or non-standard qualifications we may contact you to request more information. We may ask you to attend an interview either in person, via telephone or Skype.

If your first language is not English you need an overall IELTS score of 6.5 (with at least 6.0 in writing).

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Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • GBP 13315 International
  • GBP 5665 EEA
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